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Structural Engineering, C E E at G T

Mechanics, and Materials


2018-2019
GRADUATE
STUDIES

PH.D. DEGREE REQS


MASTER’S DEGREE REQS* NON-THESIS OPTION THESIS OPTION The Ph.D. program includes research
and approximately 50 credits beyond
SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENT** 18 CREDITS 12 CREDITS the Bachelor’s degree. Doctoral
students, in concert with their advisor
APPROVED ELECTIVES 12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS and thesis committee, construct an
individualized program of study tailored
THESIS 0 CREDITS 6 CREDITS to the student’s research interests.
Major elements of the program include:
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS 30 CREDITS 30 CREDITS
• Comprehensive exam
*Degree requirements for the MSCE and MSENVE degrees. Requirements for the MSBIOE, MSCSE, and MSESM • Minor
degrees differ – please contact gradinfo@ce.gatech.edu for more information. **Specializations include: Construction
• Research Proposal
and Infrastructure Systems Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geosystems Engineering; Structural Engineering,
Mechanics and Materials; Transportation Systems Engineering; Water Resources Engineering. • Thesis
• Oral defense

STRUCTURAL Engineering, Mechanics and


Materials offers graduate instruction and research
RESEARCH AREAS FA C I L I T I E S
in structural analysis and design, design optimiza- • Computational Mechanics and Georgia Tech is equipped with state-of-
tion, behavior of structural systems, blast-resistant Structural Analysis the-art laboratories and instruments for all
design, earthquake engineering, engineering • Earthquake Engineering and aspects of modern structural engineering and
science and mechanics, high-performance Seismic Hazard Mitigation structural mechanics and materials research,
materials, computer-aided engineering, uncer- • Geometric mechanics of solids including an 18,000-square-foot Structural
tainty modeling and quantification, and modeling Engineering and Materials Laboratory with an
• Nano/Microstructure of
and reliability assessment of civil infrastructure 8,000-square-foot strong floor, an L-shaped
Cement-based Materials
systems. The faculty, students and staff are reaction wall with capacities of 100 to 300
encouraged to form partnerships to create an • Polymeric Composite Materials kips, and two 30-ton-capacity cranes; a
environment that fosters learning, discovery and • Rehabilitation of Structural Systems broad range of universal testing machines,
creativity. The faculty are leaders in their respec- • Shock and Impact Loadings with capacity to 400 kips; specialized
tive fields and are committed to developing in facilities for mechanical testing with infrared
• Smart Materials and Structures
their students the skills needed to be successful thermography and photoelastic stress/
• Structural Health Monitoring strain analysis; a nondestructive evaluation/
in the structural engineering profession. The
program’s academic and research activities have • Uncertainty quantification in solid optics laboratory; a laser scanning confocal
earned an international reputation for excellence and structural mechanics microscope; shock loading laboratory with
in areas such as creative use of advanced struc- large-scale velocity generator; and numerous
tural materials and composite systems to improve high-performance workstations equipped
infrastructure; earthquake engineering; sensing, with state-of-the-art software in structural
control and information technologies for smart engineering and mechanics.
structural systems; repair and strengthening of
structures; quantitative characterization of infra-
structure materials via novel imaging approaches;
predicting and understanding material proper-
ties at various length and time scales; origami;
design and construction of horizontally curved
bridges; connection design and behavior; and
structural reliability and risk assessment. Students
can become involved in research activities that
promote multidisciplinary solutions to civil engi-
neering problems of global importance.

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Structural Engineering, C E E at G T
Mechanics, and Materials
2018-2019
GRADUATE
STUDIES

FACULTY
NELSON C. BAKER, PH.D. LAUREN STEWART, PH.D, P.E. Assistant Professor
Dean, Professional Education & Associate Professor Experimental study of the mechanical behavior of structures
Intelligent learning environments for engineering; applications of subjected to various loading, including shock and impact;
artificial intelligence and other computer-based techniques to solve computational modeling to study the effects of blast, earthquakes
engineering problems; robotic applications to civil engineering. and their impacts on structures made of a variety of materials.

BARRY J. GOODNO, PH.D. Professor PHANISH SURYANARAYANA, PH.D. Associate Professor


Earthquake engineering; structural dynamics; matrix structural analysis; Ab-initio methods; multiscale modeling; symmetry in structures;
hybrid control of structures; influence of nonstructural components on ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism; computational mechanics; high-
building response; vibrations; finite element analysis; mechanics of performance computing; efficient numerical methods for solving
materials. problems arising in a variety of fields.

LAURENCE J. JACOBS, PH.D. College of Engineering Associate IRIS TIEN, PH.D. Assistant Professor
Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor Probabilistic methods for modeling and reliability assessment of civil
Quantitative nondestructive evaluation of civil engineering materials; infrastructure systems, stochastic processes, risk analysis, structural and
wave propagation in solids, emphasizing guided waves; nonlinear infrastructure health monitoring, signal processing and machine learning,
methods and heterogeneous materials; optical techniques; acoustic and decision making under uncertainty.
sensors for condition monitoring of structural components.
YANG WANG, PH.D. Associate Professor
KIMBERLY E. KURTIS, PH.D. College of Engineering Associate Structural health monitoring, vibration testing, system identification,
Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship & Professor finite element model updating, feedback structural control, structural
Multi-scale structure and performance (i.e., early age through dynamics, and earthquake engineering.
durability) of cement-based materials, cement and admixture
chemistry, characterization of cement-based materials, fiber-cement DONALD W. WHITE, PH.D. Professor
composites, sustainable construction materials, forensics. Computational mechanics, numerical methods, structural stability, steel
structures, computer-aided engineering of building and bridge structures.
RAFI L. MUHANNA, PH.D. Associate Professor
Computational solid and structural mechanics; uncertainty modeling; ARASH YAVARI, PH.D. Professor & Group Coordinator
reliable engineering computing; structural reliability; finite elements. Solid mechanics in small scales, ferroelectrics, magnetoelastic and
electroelastic interactions, lattice theories of solids, geometric continuum
GLAUCIO H. PAULINO, PH.D. mechanics, configurational forces, and fractal fracture mechanics.
Raymond Allen Jones Chair & Professor
Computational mechanics, functionally graded materials, experimental ABDUL-HAMID ZUREICK, PH.D. Professor
methods, constitutive modeling of engineering materials, multiscale High-performance fiber-reinforced composite and stainless steel structures,
phenomena, high-order continuum, fracture and damage mechanics, strengthening of building and bridge structures, steel structures, structural
solution adaptive techniques, inverse problems in mechanics, stability, structural optimization, bridge structures, anisotropic elasticity.
sensitivity analysis and optimization, and topology design of structures.

DAVID W. SCOTT, PH.D. Associate Professor


Design and use of advanced fiber-reinforced composites in infrastructure
applications, structural strengthening and rehabilitation, forensics and
nondestructive assessment, design of roadside safety structures.

R E S E A R C H FA C U LT Y ADJUNCT FACULTY E M E R I T U S FA C U LT Y
CHUANG-SHENG (WALTER) YANG, PH.D., P.E. REGINALD DESROCHES, PH.D. BRUCE R. ELLINGWOOD, PH.D.
Research Engineer II & Instructor T. RUSSELL GENTRY, PH.D., P.E. LAWRENCE F. KAHN, PH.D.
JIN YEON KIM, PH.D. Senior Research Engineer ROBERTO T. LEON, PH.D. GERALD WEMPNER, PH.D.
NAN GAO, PH.D. Research Engineer & Instructor KENNETH M. WILL, PH.D.